What To Do This Weekend In Vancouver Sept 29 – Oct 1

As we see a drop in temperatures that brings more fun Fall activities around the city along with it! Get out and soak up this beautiful weather, colors, and family fun. Here are a few options for what to do this weekend in Vancouver!


Vancouver International Film Festival

42nd Vancouver International Film Festival, September 28 – October 8. Over 140 films, 100 shorts, VIFF Live performances, Talks and special events will light up the screens and stages across Vancouver.

When: September 28th – October 8th

Where: Various locations you can find here

Cost: Starting at $10+ find prices here


Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is hosting the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with live performances and delicious food for all ages to enjoy. The 37th annual event is themed “A Circus of Dreams,” and also features tea ceremonies, art and activations throughout the gardens, the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Park and the Zodiac Courtyard.


When: September 29th-30th

Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden — 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver

Cost: $7-$10 children under 5 are free


Cineplex Family Favorites

This weeks feature is School of Rock 20th Anniversary

A wannabe rock star in need of cash poses as a substitute teacher at a prep school, and tries to turn his class into a rock band.

When: Saturday, September 30th

Where: Various Cineplex locations

Cost: $2.99

Haunted at Maan Farms

In 1977, the McKenzie twins, Esme and Agatha, were born under Fraser Valley’s harvest moon at Maan Farms. While Esme flourished with nature’s magic, Agatha’s envy led to a treacherous curse that took her life. Years later, Dr. Alistair, a shadowy necromancer, resurrected Agatha, ushering a deeper darkness onto the farm. Now, Maan Farms isn’t just land, but a living legend of mystery and magic. Will you brave its story?

The popular Midway section returns with a spooky cast of characters, and guests can also treat themselves to all of Mama Maan’s signature fall sips and bites. They include festive beverages like Double-Spice Cream, Pumpkin Spice and Salted Caramel Apple Lattés, apple cider slushies and spiced chai.

When: September 24th – November 4th

Where: Maan Farms

Cost: Varies find pricing here


BC Culture Days

Canada’s largest public participation campaign for the arts! Celebrate arts, culture, and heritage in your community through free and interactive events.

When: September 22nd  – October 15th

Where: Various locations see here

Cost: Free!


Halloween Pumpkin Express

Delight in the crafts and activities under the tent on the platform, See your child’s face light up with pleasure as they design the perfect pumpkin mask and play the Halloween games. Each child who paid an admission will receive a treat to enjoy on the pumpkin express train as it travels through the decorated forest. As they depart from their adventure, they will be given a child-size pumpkin to remember their day.

When: October 1st- 31st

Where: Various locations see here

Cost: Daytime Train: $11.50 person/under the age of 2 are free



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